Welcome to my website! My research group focuses on solving all sorts of pavement engineering and materials related problems. Our research spans from micro and nanoscale materials science of asphalt binders and other viscoelastic materials all the way up to solving large scale, smart, and sustainable pavement infrastructure problems.

Recent News

05-31-2023 – A new article is available from our group in ASCE’s Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. This paper focuses on the relationship between nonlinear and failure properties of aged asphalt binders and their microscopic evolution using Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy. Thanks to Yujia Lu and Babak Asadi for their hard work on this article.

05-15-2023 – Congratulations to Abhilash Vyas of our group for completing his Masters Thesis and receiving his M.S. in Civil Engineering on Saturday! Abhilash will continue working with our group on his Ph.D. beginning Summer 2023.

01-31-2023 – Our recent report in collaboration with Prof. Nishant Garg’s group on self-healing asphalt binder and Portland cement is now available. Thank you to the Illinois Center for Transportation’s Smart Transportation Infrastructure Initiative for funding this work!

12-09-2022 – Our new publication in Construction and Building Materials as part of the Global Consortium on Antioxidants in Asphalt Binder was published. Check it out here!

12-14-2021 – Thanks to all from my research group for a wonderful semester! We will all be attending the TRB Annual Meeting in January 2022 in Washington, DC, and look forward to seeing many of our friends there! Wishing you all a great holiday season.